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A Labor of Love for Masonry....
"When a subject is
highly controversial . . . one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one
came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give ones audience the
chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices,
the idiosyncrasies of the speaker."
This site was created by a Mason in hopes he would more fully 'appreciate' the thinking of those who - either as an avocation or on a 'lark' - chose to defame Masons and Masonry.
Anti-Masons make their arguments wherever they can garner attention. "Cyberspace" is the new frontier for their endeavors. While many online Masons had addressed Masonry (and there are some great links below), we found no single place where the many facets of anti-Masonic activity were addressed. This web site is the result. As others have found our site, though, they've made us aware of the works of others. Below are some great links to some other sites which also debunk the foolishness of anti-Masonry.
We continue to add enhancements here: no web site is ever really 'finished', is it? Funds to produce and provide this site are exclusively from the site owner; no 'ministries', free sites, or income-producing links have been involved.
The amount of written material on Freemasonry is nearly overwhelming; there are few other subjects which have been addressed so extensively during the past three centuries yet today Freemasonry is still referred to by some as 'Secret'. We hope that this site will provide a beginning for those who still think so!
We've tried to be fair and honest in presenting questions, answers, and opinions. We have not - like some 'antis' - used 'loaded' (leading) questions to present information here.
We know too that regardless of our efforts, those who arrive with a closed mind will leave with one as well. Those with open minds, however, may find their horizons broadened.
While our interest in Freemasonry began long before we joined, it was intensely piqued when we first discovered that we could share experiences and fraternity with those worldwide without leaving our own home. Compuserve's Masonry Forum was, for a decade, a place of refuge and fun. Corporate ownership by AOL determined that small, narrowly-focused forums would not be continued, the memory of those great times will long last in the hearts and minds of those who found renewed stimulation and close personal friendships there. And, refuting anti-Masonic claims that America Online (AOL) is somehow tied in with Freemasonry because they use a triangle in their logo, they've now closed what was the first true international Masonic online forum that for a decade fostered much Masonic communication and helped Masons worldwide meet.
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Wizops of the Masonry Forum of
And as no well-formed web site is without links, let us give you a
few that we think are worth the visit:
and if you came to this page because some goofus had a link to it thinking that
it would somehow.... well, we're not really sure why some people use this inside
link. In February, 2008, a fellow in Arizona, USA who's decided that the 300
year old organization of Freemasonry wasn't the right place for him and so
decided to join the currently vogue (for a few months, at least, but gone in no
time just as all the predecessor ones have been) Grand Orient of the United
States. You might want to check out THAT GOOFUS
Just click on "Prince, the Search Dog" to find things on our site. He's here on every page and he'll take you directly to our search form where you can see if we've written about whatever it is you're interested in. Prince has a great memory; he always remembers where things are! We also encourage you to use our Site Map and Contents Page for a full overview of the many things you'll find here.
This site and its contents are © (copyright) 1998-2012 by Edward L. King (Ed King). All rights reserved. All comments and opinions are mine personally.
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